Milwaukee Hole Hawg Vs DeWalt Flexvolt Joist Drill

By Jim Nadeau

  Milwaukee Hole Hawg Vs DeWalt Flexvolt Joist Drill I am asked almost every time I’m seen using the DeWalt 60v Flexvolt Joist Drill or the Milwaukee M18 Fuel Hole Hawg which one I prefer and how I would compare the two tools. As a side note, Milwaukee also has a larger version more geared toward…

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6 Bathroom Remodel Structural Considerations

By Robert Robillard

Bathroom Remodel Structural Issues With bathroom remodels people often focus on color, layout, heated floors and moving things around. These are all important things, but if you’re not thinking about the stuff behind the walls and under the floors to make the overall design work well. If you’re not concerned about “Hidden Conditions,” You’re about…

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Storing Paint Properly

By Robert Robillard

Paint Storage To store usable paint for longer periods of time, you need to keep air from getting into the can. Here’s a few tips on how to store paint in an air tight container. Use a rag, not a paint brush, and clean all the paint out of the sealing rim of the can, as…

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Best Bathroom Flooring

By Robert Robillard

3 of the Best Types of Flooring for the Bathroom Most of us think that we have limited choice when it comes to bathroom flooring. We can choose between stone, vinyl, or wood. Well, I’m happy to report that we have a lot more choice than that. There are so many different types of materials…

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Rubber Flashing On Deck Joists

By Michael Hopp

Benefit’s of Flashing Deck Joists Water and wood do not play nice together, and over a long period of time unprotected wood, even pressure treated can rot. But by protecting the wood, it can extend the life of your deck.  Most decks are still framed with pressure treated lumber. Applying a self-adhesive membrane to the wood…

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What Contractors Should Do At The Gym

By Robert Robillard

What Should People In The Building Trades Do At The Gym By John Donaldson Chances are you lift heavy, awkward things from time-to-time, and then you climb a ladder with them.  What you have is an “on-the-job” strength benefit, which accountants could never achieve in their office.  That’s the good news, but with a cautionary…

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Window Safety Film

By Robert Robillard

Achieving A Tempered Glass Result – Code Compliance I recently remodeled a home and hired a reputable window company to measure and supply all the windows. One item that the window rep and I both missed was that both bathroom windows should have been specified with tempered glass.  We missed it and rightfully so, got called out by…

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Norway Spruce: A New Lumber Species

By Robert Robillard

Norway Spruce SPF-S Species Grouping Very, very soon you’ll start seeing a new framing wood species in the lumberyards. Norway Spruce is now making its way to lumberyards in New York state, Maine, across New England, and all the way out to Wisconsin. This is an industry first and probably last, since there are no other US…

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